Rob Cosman's Wood-Hinge Drill Kit (Imperial)
Master craftsman Dale Nish taught me how to make an amazing wood-hinge for boxes. A wooden dowel is cut into segments, a shallow hole is drilled in the center of each dowel and a small pin is inserted into the hole for the dowel segments to pivot on.
I've made thousands of boxes using this style of hinge and I have designed four drill jigs to precisely drill the hole in the center of dowel segments (the most difficult task). These jigs are available as a complete kit or as individual drill jigs.
Wood-Hinge Drill Kit (Imperial) Without Rods:
- My imperial sized kit allows you to drill 1/16 inch and 1/8 inch size holes in 1/4 inch, 1/2 inch, 3/8 inch, and 3/4 inch diameter dowels.
Kit includes 1/16 inch and 1/8 inch drill bit holders; 1/4 inch, 3/8 inch, 1/2 inch, and 3/8 inch drill jigs; 1/16 inch and 1/8 inch drill bits; and a 1/16 inch Allen wrench.
1/16 inch drill bit is used with 1/4 inch and 3/8 inch diameter dowels.
1/8 inch drill bit is used for the 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch diameter dowels.
Opposing set screws hold the drill bit securely and allow for adjustment of the hole depth.
Rod kits are available for separate purchase.
- You may also like to purchase a copy of my video "Wood-Hinge Box" which shows you step-by-step how to build a wood-hinge box and use my drill jigs to create a wood-hinge.